Temozolomide - medicine shortage information

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If you are having difficulty obtaining a medicine that has been prescribed to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. In most cases your doctor and pharmacist will know about the possible substitute medicines to continue your care.

In some cases the Supply Detail section below will provide information about the special arrangements that are in place for your health professional to prescribe or supply a substitute medicine. These may include reference to Special Access Scheme or "Under section 19a"

Product Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
TEMODAL temozolomide 5mg capsule sachet
AUST R: 164210
Active ingredients:
Temozolomide
Capsule, hard Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800818553

Deletion from market:
30 Sep 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

TEMODAL temozolomide 20mg capsule sachet
AUST R: 164211
Active ingredients:
Temozolomide
Capsule, hard Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800818553

Deletion from market:
30 Sep 2018

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation